Muslim graves to be relocated for Pengerang project
JOHOR BARU, Aug 21 — Muslim graves would be relocated to make way for the construction of the RM60 billion Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Complex (RAPID) project in Pengerang.
A statement issued by the office of Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman here today said the new site of the graves has been identified.
“Although the new site has been identified, the relocation has not commenced and we’re still in discussions with the local Muslim community,” it added.
The RAPID project by national oil and gas corporation Petronas is part of the government’s Economic Transformation Programme (ETP).
It is expected to draw a follow-up investment of RM100 billion into the country’s oil and gas industry.
Today’s statement was to clarify the one issued by the Mentri Besar’s Office yesterday.
Yesterday, the mentri besar had said there has been no relocation of Muslim graves to make way for the project.
“There has been no relocation of Muslim graves. As for Chinese cemeteries, the state government is working closely with Chinese associations to find an amicable solution to the relocation of graves,” Ghani said. — Bernama